It Remains in My Heart

It remains in my heart...
The dust.
The dust and wreckage of the towers.
Even though I wasn't there,
I can feel it.
The damaged of my hands with dirt.
The damaged of my heart with sorrow.
The damaged of my body with fear
The damaged my life with war.

It remains in my heart...
My life.
My life could soon be filled with war, cruelty at its worst.
Miles away, I can hear the planes' roaring engines, gliding through the air.

It remains in my heart...
My future.
My life ahead of me
Whether it will be filled with war or peace, we will not know.
My future keeps me going from dawn to dusk.

It remains in my heart...
Hope for the future.
Hope for peace.
Hope for my country's freedom.
And hope for America to win this war on terrorism.

--Jami S., 7th-8th Grade